From the traditional supper with all the trimmings to something casual and offbeat, restaurants along 30A are ready for Thanksgiving. Here’s a roundup of some of the most bountiful buffets that you can choose from this holiday:
Grayton Bar & Grill – Chef Johnny Earles has planned a special menu to help you enjoy a warm and carefree Turkey Day with family. They have all sorts of turkey day favorites – with a modern twist of course. Relish Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs, Rosemary Butter Roasted Free Range Turkey, Maple Glazed Ham, Cranberry and Orange Relish and Mystery Pecan Pie, among other delicacies.
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Price: $27 for adults, $16 for kids under 12
Contact: To make reservations, call 850-213-0891.
Café Thirty-A — A consistent crowd-pleaser, this place has routinely been voted as one of 30A’s hot spots for fine dining.
This Thanksgiving, the Café is hosting guests from noon to 4pm. The 4-course menu includes deep-fried turkey, lamb shanks, filet mignon or grouper. There’s a special menu for children as well.
For those who want to celebrate at home, try their take-out menu for 6. Place your order no later than 5 pm on Sunday, November 24th. Pick up time is 11 am – 4 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Time: Noon – 4 pm
Price: Adults: $50, excluding tax and gratuity; Children’s menu: $15
Contact: To make reservations or place your order, call 850-231-2128.
Stinky’s Fish Camp: Chef Jim Richard (one of 30A’s hottest culinary talents) is going to whip up a scrumptious Thanksgiving menu, and trust us, you don’t wanna miss this one.
You can either go for the Traditional Turkey Dinner or the Three Course Turkey Dinner. Star dishes include the House Brined Turkey, Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Chutney, Fluffed Potato, Baked Winter Squashes, Buttered Green Beans, Praline Sweet Potato among other culinary delights.
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Price: $23.95 for Traditional Turkey Dinner and $32.95 for Three Course Turkey Dinner
Contact: To make reservations, call 850-267-3053.
Great Southern Cafe, Chef Jim Shirley’s hot spot in beautiful downtown Seaside, is offering a Thanksgiving buffet like no other.
The highlights of the buffet are: Organic Rosemary Roasted Turkey with cornbread stuffing and giblet gravy, Brown Bag Ham with Coca Cola Glaze, Warm Herb-Boiled Shrimp, Cornbread Dressing, and Crawfish and Tasso Dressing, Grandma’s Corn Pudding, Biscuits and Cornbread, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding- Pecan Tarts – Key Lime Pie for desserts.
Time: 11 am to 3 pm (reservations encouraged)
Price: $26 for adults and $12 for ages 10 and under
Contact: To make reservations, call 850-231-7327
The Marigny — This off-the-beaten-path poolside place is a great option to enjoy a stupendous Thanksgiving buffet.
Executive Chef-Co owner Chris Mongogna will host the buffet with two seatings at noon and 3pm (by reservation only). Alternately, you can also order a take-out meal for 8.
Time: Two seatings; one at Noon and one at 3pm (by reservation only)
Price: $40 (adults), $17 (Kids 4-16), Kids under 4 free
Contact: To make reservations or place your order, call 850-622-9101
WaterColor Resort’s Thanksgiving is thrice as nice. Choose from their special brunch, dinner or take away options.
Thanksgiving brunch will be served at the Boat House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner is offered at Fish Out of Water, from 4-8 p.m. Takeaways for 10 are available for $350 (must be ordered by Nov. 25 and may be picked up Thanksgiving Day in the lobby bar between 10 a.m. and noon). Reservations are highly recommended.
Time: Brunch at the Boat House: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m; Dinner at Fish Out of Water: 4-8 p.m
Price: Brunch – $65 for adults and $30 for children under 12; Dinner at Fish Out of Water – $60 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under
Contact: For reservations, call 850-534-5050
Marie’s Bistro — the super-casual, family-owned take-out and dine-in eatery — is offering a creative Thanksgiving menu, which will be a blessing if you’re having friends and family over this festive season.
Simply order your entire Thanksgiving dinner or a few speciality dishes to have your guests raving. The menu includes a 12 to 22 lb roasted turkey with all the trimmings: stuffing, homemade gravy, fresh cranberry relish, green beans with shallots and basil or vegetable medley, garlic mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and your choice of (2) pumpkin, pecan, apple or key lime pie.
Want to add a twist to the traditional menu? Ask for a sushi platter – a Marie speciality. Remember to place your order by close of business on November 24th.
Time: Pick-up between 10am–3pm on Wednesday, November 27
Price: Small parties (serves 12): $160; Large parties (serves up to 22): $285
Contact: To place your order, call 850-278-6856
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s award-winning culinary team presents a delicious collection of Holiday favorites.
Their Thanksgiving Brunch will be a feast for the eyes and a symphony for the senses. Enjoy stunning views of the bay plus a mouthwatering assortment of seafood, sides, salads, oven roasted turkey and a wide variety of desserts.
Traditional favorites will include oven-roasted turkey, pineapple bourbon-glazed ham, green bean casserole and cornbread and Andouille sausage dressing. Other selections include made-to-order omelet and Belgian waffle stations, fresh fruit, a selection of Artisan cheeses and a medley of roasted fall vegetables. The brunch will also feature a southern shrimp and grits station and an assortment of cakes, pies, cookies and a banana’s foster flambé station.
Time: Thursday, November 28th, 10am-3pm
Price: Adults: $46; Children: $19
Contact: For reservations, email Sandestin or call 850-267-6398
SunQuest Cruises — Experience a lavish Thanksgiving Day buffet cruise on Choctawhatchee Bay onboard the SOLARIS luxury yacht.
Cruising from Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, SunQuest Cruises is offering a freshly prepared chef’s buffet meal on Thanksgiving Day.
An assortment of traditional Thanksgiving favorites and select fresh seafood dishes prepared on board will be offered, featuring Garlic & Herb Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Maple Ham, Corn Maque Choux, Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya, Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole and a Chef’s Special Thanksgiving Salad.
Finish the sumptuous meal off with an assortment of Thanksgiving dessert favorites. A full service bar is open during the cruise.
Time: Thursday, November 28th, Noon-2pm (boarding will begin at 11:15am)
Price: Adults: $58; Children 3–10: $35; and infants under 3: $20
Contact: For reservations, call 850-650-2519
Elephant Walk in Sandestin plans to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday with a festive, buffet-style feast open to the public.
Executive Chef Mike McAnulla will demonstrate skill and creativity in crafting the Thanksgiving menu at Elephant Walk, featuring a delectable buffet of over 25 dishes of the finest in fall fare, from southern cornbread dressing and a variety of salads, to sweet potato casserole and fresh autumn vegetables, to classic pumpkin pie and more. Freshly carved roasted turkey with pecan cranberry relish gravy, honey glazed ham, and a carved round of beef angus will impress both first-time and returning visitors to the local’s favorite beachfront restaurant, ensuring a holiday to remember.
Time: Thursday, November 28th, 12pm-7pm
Price: $34.95 for adults and $16.95 for children (tax and gratuity not included)
Contact: For reservations, call 850-267-4800
V Seagrove’s Chef David Cunningham has created a delightful 4-course Thanksgiving menu using only the freshest ingredients.
Prefer to keep your festivities private or at home? V Seagrove catering service is also offering full Thanksgiving dinners to go, including Turkey (of course!), Oyster or Sausage Cornbread Dressing, Shrimp Tasso & Mirliton Casserole, Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Giblet Gravy, Natural Gravy and Cranberry Ginger Chutney. Orders must be pre-ordered by 10 am November 25th. The buffet serves 10 people and is priced at $350. Pick-up between 10 am and 12 pm only.
Time: Thursday, November 28th, 1pm-6pm
Contact: For reservations, email v Seagrove or call 850-468-0973